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To Recognize Myself, With Eyes Closed

Updated on February 24, 2012

Sometimes I don’t recognize myself

My eyes are closed but I can’t simplify the stress

Today all the world failed to turn

To cease

To respond to my concerns

And where paranoia gripped me I failed to comprehend

The state of things

Things put away from their states

Yea, today was a bust

Maybe yesterday could have been better

Or worse than what tomorrow will bring

I think

No more debilitating pain

Less than sadness is better than rain

And when it pours


Does it fucking storm

Yea, today I couldn’t recognize myself

My eyes are closed but it complicates

The rest.


I wrote this poem for my brother. It is a summary of what I think his today might have been. Not a person to speak on his feelings, so I have to draw on what I believe because to a degree, I am his sister, and I do feel like this on some days.


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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      Things can only get better,good luck with it

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      catalystsnstars 6 years ago from Land of Nod

      @teaches1234 thank you. I'm sure his days will get better, it really is just a matter of finding gratitude for the things he has accomplished already.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Your brother is very fortunate to have someone in his life, like a caring sister, to understand his feelings. I hope his days get better and that he finds that he himself is valued.